Throughout this year BCDT have been working hard to raise money to purchase a Defibrillator, after a number of successful fundraising event enough money was collected. BCDT purchased a defibrillator and registered it on the Public Access Defibrillator scheme through the British Heart Foundation, this means that if someone nearby goes into cardiac arrest when you call 999, the operator can tell you if there’s a public access defibrillator now located at Beith Astro.
To increase awareness that the defibrillator was in the town an information leaflet was delivered to every home in Beith, Barrmill and Gateside. As well as this a digital marketing campaign was set up to promote the location of the defibrillator and a training event was organised. The training event took place in Beith Community Centre and was delivered by the Garnock Valley First Responders.